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Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton

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Lewis Hamilton: bio Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton MBE (born 7 January 1985) is a British racing driver who races in Formula One for the Mercedes AMG Petronas team. A four-time Formula One World Champion, he is often considered the best driver of his generation and widely regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers in the history of the sport. He won his first World Championship title with McLaren in 2008, then moved to Mercedes where he won back-to-back titles in 2014 and 2015 before winning his fourth title in 2017. Statistically the most successful British driver in the history of the sport, Hamilton has won more World Championship titles (4) and more race victories than any other British driver in Formula One (62). He also holds records for the all-time most career points (2,610), the most wins at different circuits (24), the all-time most pole positions (72) and the most grand slams in a season (3). Born and raised in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, Hamilton's interest in racing started when his father bought him a radio-controlled car when he was six. He was signed to McLaren's young driver support programme in 1998, after he approached McLaren team principal Ron Dennis at an awards ceremony three years earlier and said "one day I want to be racing your cars". After winning the British Formula Renault, Formula 3 Euro Series, and GP2 championships on his way up the racing career ladder, he made his Formula One debut twelve years after his initial encounter with Dennis, driving for McLaren in 2007. Coming from a mixed background, with a black father and white mother, Hamilton is the first and only black driver to race in Formula One. Full bio http://www.motorsport.com/driver/lewis-hamilton/bio

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Lewis Hamilton
MBE
Born Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton
(1985-01-07) 7 January 1985 (age 32)
Stevenage, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Formula One World Championship career
Nationality British
2017 team Mercedes
2018 team Mercedes
Car number 44
Entries 208 (208 starts)
Championships 4 (2008, 2014, 2015, 2017)
Wins 62
Podiums 117
Career points 2,610
Pole positions 72
Fastest laps 38
First entry 2007 Australian Grand Prix
First win 2007 Canadian Grand Prix
Last win 2017 United States Grand Prix
Last entry 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
2017 position 1st (363 pts)

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While the W08 was the leading force in 2017, the car - dubbed a 'diva' by the team - struggled on twistier circuits like Monaco.Hamilton says that both he and teammate Valtteri Bottas had significant input in addressing the weaknesses that surfaced last year, and that the new car won't favour the driving style of one or the other of them."It's a car that we both pushed and developed ... Keep reading

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Hamilton, who claimed the fourth F1 championship crown of his career in 2017, identified McLaren's Fernando Alonso, Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull's Max Verstappen as the three drivers he most has to watch out for.When asked which of those three he would most have to watch if Mercedes, Ferrari, McLaren and Red Bull all produced cars of a similar level of competitiveness ... Keep reading

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